UK Budget: “Give Welsh public services long term security” 

WLGA is today calling on the UK Government to commit to sustained investment in public services in its forthcoming Budget. Councillor Andrew Morgan (Rhondda Cynon Taf), WLGA Leader said: “Local services are the bedrock of our society. So... read more
 
Tuesday, 10 March 2020 Categories: Finance and Resources News

​First Coronavirus case declared in Wales 

Council leaders met today with the Chief Executive of Public Health Wales to discuss the co-ordinated response to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The first confirmed case was declared in Wales earlier today, after a patient had... read more
 
Friday, 28 February 2020 Categories: News Public Protection Services

Tireless workers thanked for response to two extreme storms in successive weeks 

WLGA has today thanked council staff all over Wales for going “above and beyond” in the wake of the disruption wrought on all parts of the country by Storm Ciara and Storm Dennis. An unprecedented 6.5in of rain fell in the 48 hours between... read more
 
Monday, 17 February 2020 Categories: Environment, Waste & Biodiversity News

First significant funding increase in 12 years welcomed by WLGA 

WLGA has today welcomed a “positive” settlement for councils next year which will see councils receive the first significant increase in their core grant funding in over 12 years. Councils will get a 4.3% boost in the block funding which is... read more
 
Monday, 16 December 2019 Categories: Finance and Resources News

New WLGA Leader appointed 

Cllr Andrew Morgan, Leader of Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council has been appointed as WLGA Leader at the WLGA Council meeting (29th November 2019), following the introduction of former Leader Baroness Wilcox of Newport to the House of... read more
 
Friday, 06 December 2019 Categories: Local Democracy and Governance News

Notable improvement in education in Wales 

WLGA has today welcomed the latest Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) rankings, which show a marked improvement in all areas of the Welsh education system. Co-ordinated and led by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and... read more
 
Tuesday, 03 December 2019 Categories: Lifelong Learning News

Major council reforms proposed in Wales 

The Welsh Government has announced wide-ranging local government reforms through the Local Government and Elections (Wales) Bill, published today. The Bill will provide councils with a new power of general competence, streamlines council... read more
 
Posted by Jenna Redfern Tuesday, 19 November 2019 Categories: News

UK Council leaders agree joint action on standards in public life 

Leaders from the UK’s four Local Government Associations met at the UK Forum in Cardiff on the 5th November to discuss common priorities and agree a shared programme of action promoting greater civility in public life. Welcoming colleagues,... read more
 
Friday, 08 November 2019 Categories: Local Democracy and Governance News

Funding for digital support welcomed by WLGA 

WLGA has welcomed Welsh Government’s announcement of funding which will help support councils to harness digital technology to overhaul how local services are delivered. At a meeting of the Executive Board in Flintshire last week, the Minister... read more
 
Thursday, 31 October 2019 Categories: Local Government Reform News

Views sought on sensory and communication service in South East Wales 

Parents in South East Wales are being invited to attend any one of a number of meetings being held to seek views on the provision of sensory and communication services in the region, as part of an independent review. Known as SENCOM, the service... read more
 
Tuesday, 29 October 2019 Categories: Lifelong Learning News
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